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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The paper is prepared according to the Instructions for Authors.
  • For submissions, it is required to obtain and provide the consent of copyright holders for the use of any copyrighted material, wherever applicable.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • Authors adhere to publication requirements that submitted work is original, is not plagiarized, and has not been published elsewhere - fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable. The authors ensure that their work is entirely original works, and if an author has used the work and/or words of others, that this original is been appropriately cited or quoted and accurately reflects individuals’ contributions to the work and its reporting.
  • A paper contains sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work.
  • The research meets all applicable standards for the ethics of experimentation and research integrity.

Author Guidelines

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Instructions and Guidelines for Authors

Authors must check whether their contributions meet the following requirements during the submission process. Failure to comply may result in the rejection of the contributions.

  • The contribution has not been published anywhere else, nor is it in the process of being published in any other journal (or the explanation is provided in the Comments to the Editor section).
  • As authors, we adhere to the requirements regarding publication, ensuring that the submitted work is original, not plagiarized, and not published elsewhere. False or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable. We guarantee that our work is entirely original, and if we have used the work and/or words of others, we have properly cited or paraphrased and accurately attributed the contributions to the research.
  • Permissions from copyright holders have been obtained for the use of materials in the submitted contribution wherever required.
  • The submitted contribution contains sufficient details and references to allow others to replicate the work.
  • The research complies with all applicable ethical standards in experimentation and integrity in research.

Instructions for Preparing Articles for Journal for Geography

1. Components of the Article
Articles should contain the following components:
- Main title of the article.
- Author's name and surname.
- Author's education and title (e.g., Ph.D., M.A., Prof. in Geography and History, Assoc. Prof.).
- Author's postal address (e.g., University of Maribor, Faculty of Arts, Department of Geography, Koroška 160, SI – 2000 Maribor, Slovenia).
- Author's email address and ORCiD.
- Abstract.
- Main text of the article (structured, for example, into Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion and Conclusion, Sources and Literature; main sections can be further divided into subsections, but additional divisions are not allowed).

If the article is written in the Slovenian language, the following must be prepared:
- English title.
- Abstract (an English translation of the article's title and Slovenian abstract, up to 700 characters including spaces).
- Keywords (English translation of the keywords, up to 8 words).
- Summary (English summary of the article, up to 8000 characters including spaces).

If the article is written in the English language, the following must be prepared:
- Slovenian title.
- Abstract (Slovenian translation of the article's title and English abstract, up to 700 characters including spaces).
- Keywords (Slovenian translation of the keywords, up to 8 words).
- Summary (Slovenian summary of the article, up to 8000 characters including spaces).Vrh obrazca
If needed, please consult with the editorial team about the translation to Slovene.

2. Technical Instructions
The article should be submitted in digital format (.docx). The page format is A4. The margins on all sides of the page in Word should be 2.5 cm. The text should be in a simple format without any special formatting (use the Normal style). The font used should be Verdana, with a font size of 11, and the line spacing should be single. Use only bold for headings and subheadings and italics for foreign terms. The entire text should be written in lowercase letters, except for initial capitalization and acronyms.

Graphic material should be sent separatelly and inserted into the text at an appropriate place in the document. Maps and charts should be in .ai, .cdr, or .svg format, while photographs and other graphic attachments should be in .png or .jpg format with a resolution of at least 300 dpi.

Special requirements:
- When an abbreviation or acronym is mentioned for the first time, the full term should be provided in parentheses. Similarly, when a concept is known in English, its translation should be given in parentheses (e.g. (ang. energy mix)).
- When the paper is prepared in English,
       - decimal numbers should be written with a dot (e.g., 54.6), while thousands and millions should be separated by a comma (e.g., 94,370; 2,079,797).
       - The map scale should be written without spaces (e.g., 1:25,000).
       - There should be no space between numbers and units (e.g., 2,864m, 5.4%, 20,273 km², 9.2°C).

- The document with the article should be named using the first author's name and surname (e.g., janez_novak.docx).
- Spelling, grammar and proofreading are the responsibility of the author.Dno obrazca

3. Images and Tables
Captions for images and tables are placed below the respective element. The caption should include a sequential number and a title with the data source (e.g., Figure 1: Population Changes in Slovenia between 2010 and 2020 (Data Source: SURS, 2023)). Captions should be created manually; do not use automated functions for labeling and numbering.

Tables should have a simple format, similar to the rest of the text.

Images should occupy no more than half a page, except for larger maps.

Maps do not include a title. The text format on the map should match the format used in the article. The font size in the legend should be 8, and in the colophon, it should be 6. The colophon should include Data Sources and Author information. Graphic scales should be used on the maps.

For graphic attachments for which author does not hold the copyright, permission for publication must be obtained from the copyright owner. The caption should also include the author's name. When submitting the paper, proof of permission for publication should be provided.

4. Citation in the Paper
In papers, we follow the citation style according to APA or APA standard. Details of this citation style can be found in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. We present the rules for citation and referencing sources according to the 7th edition of APA standards, published in 2020.

a) In-text Citations

One author
Čepič (2018) or (Čepič, 2018)

Two authors
Insert "&" between both surnames.
Avsec & Ferk Savec (2019) or (Avsec & Ferk Savec, 2019)

Three authors or more
Every time (even in the first citation), mention only the first author and add "et al."
(Razpotnik et al., 2019) or Razpotnik et al. (2019)

If you have multiple sources with three or more authors, having the same initial surnames, you need to list all authors up to and including the first different one to avoid ambiguity.
Kapoor, Bloom, Montez et al. (2017)
Kapoor, Bloom, Zucker et al. (2017)

If the same idea or concept is presented by multiple authors and we want to cite all of them, separate them with a semicolon and arrange them in alphabetical order based on the first author's surname.
(Bagiati and Evangelou, 2015; Hu et al., 2017; Lee and Kemple, 2014; Zaranis and Oikonomidis, 2016)

If the same author or author group published multiple works in the same year, add letters a, b, c, etc. after the year. Use the same identifiers in the reference list at the end.
Kostanjevec (2004a, 2004b) or (Kostanjevec, 2004a, 2004b)

If we cite multiple works by one author, arrange them in chronological order.
(Foucault, 2008b, 2009, 2010).

b) References and Literature list at the end of the paper
Arrange the list alphabetically. Do not number the sources or add bullets before them. Use a period at the end of each reference, except for electronic sources.

Journal article:
Žiberna, I., & Ivajnšič, D. (2022). Spremembe rabe tal po mezoregijah v Sloveniji v obdobju 2000-2022. Journal for Geography/Revija za Geografijo, 17(2), 37-54.

Monograph/ Whole authored book:
Kumer, P. (2019). Lastniki gozdov v Sloveniji [Forest owners in Slovenia]. Založba ZRC.

Whole edited book:
Perko, D., Ciglič, R. & Zorn, M. (Eds.). (2020). The geography of Slovenia: small but diverse. Springer.

Chapter in an edited book:
Pipan, P. & Zorn, M. (2020). Public participation in earthquake recovery in the border region between Italy and Slovenia. In Nared, J., & Bole, D. (Eds.), Participatory Research and Planning in Practice (pp. 147-167). Springer.

Newspaper article:
Kumer, P., & Meulenberg, C. (2022, September 8). Podnebno odporna obalna mesta: Kako pripraviti obalno prebivalstvo na vse pogostejše ekstremne vremenske dogodke. Delo.

The Act on Tasks and Powers of the Police (ZNPPol). (2013, 2015, 2017). Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia, (15/13, 23/15, 10/17)

Eurostat. (2023). Urban-Rural Typology. Retrieved December 14, 2023, from

5. Reviewing Papers
Papers are reviewed through a double-blind review approach. The review process is conducted by scientists and experts within the specific field addressed in the paper. If the reviews do not require any corrections or additions to the article, they are not sent to the article's author. The Editorial Board may reject the publication of a contribution based on the recommendation of the editor or reviewer.

6. Author Fees
RG does not charge any fees for article submission, processing, or publication. Authors receive one issue of the publication free of charge.

In case of any issues, you can contact the editorial office:
Peter Kumer
Department of Geography
Faculty of Arts
University of Maribor
Koroška 160
2000 Maribor